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Plus: Pineberries, Napoleon's Penis, Cemetery Recycling, and More!
 

Happy Sunday!

Well, Halloween is officially over, which means it’s time to hang up the ol’ avocado costume, wash off that zombie makeup, and store those giant inflatable tentacles in the garage—at least until next October.

This week, redditors didn’t just make costumes. User plentyofmalk taught us which came first: orange the color or orange the fruit? And user Redrolla27 shared the unfortunate name of the man responsible for our modern plumbing system. Oh, and user tweedy_impertinence narrated the fascinating history of how ancient Egyptians named their animals.

Meanwhile, in our IAmA community, some amazing discussions took place, with privacy activists fighting to stop a cybersecurity bill, Steve-O from Jackass, and Richard Glossip, a death row inmate who received a last-minute stay of execution—and who will be answering redditors’ questions from prison.

Reddit is home to some of the most authentic and surprising conversations on the Internet, and it’s all because your posts, comments, and upvotes help those stories get told.

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  GAMING Redditors Behind “Real Life First Person Shooter” Are Back With Alien Sequel
 
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Remember the viral video where a team of British indie filmmakers made a real-life zombie video game in their backyard and selected random people on Chatroulette to be the players? Well, the redditors responsible are back with “Level 2”: a bigger, scarier, more extraterrestrial-filled sequel that pays tribute to the 1979 Ridley Scott film Alien.

  HERESAFUNFACT The Ghost Army That Spooked Hitler’s Troops submitted by Radu316

Following the haunting sounds of what appeared to be American soldiers clamoring in the dark forests, Nazi soldiers stumbled upon fresh bonfires—but not a soul was in sight. Read about how a secret unit of actors and artists scared Hitler’s troops in 1944.

  TATTOOS Tattooed Heart: One Transplant Recipient’s Ink Tribute to His Organ Donor submitted by MoTioNz

At 12 years old, Florida resident Tim L.—better known on Reddit as user MoTioNz—went to the doctor for a routine checkup. But after being diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, he needed a heart transplant. Almost six years later, he posted a moving tattoo tribute to his donor.

  TODAYILEARNED Pineberries Are White Strawberries That Taste Like Pineapples submitted by Crustyjaj

They’re not unripe strawberries. They’re not albino strawberries. They’re not strawberries that just saw a ghost. They’re pineberries: the colorless strawberry with a taste reminiscent of pineapples. Pine-berry fields for-ev-er…

  TODAYILEARNED Why Don’t Humans Have Penis Bones? submitted by Tjonke

Why don’t “boners” have bones? Learn why humans are one of the few primates without a trusty built-in, skeletal Viagra (and why other primates have “penile spines”). Speaking of interesting nether-regions, did you know Napoleon’s penis is being kept in a box in New Jersey? Oui oui.

  ASKREDDIT What Are the Most Annoying Things Your Cat Does in Bed?
 
submitted by Meatwise

In a recent AskReddit thread, user Meatwise asked cat owners about their “pet peeves”—and they answered with hilarious tales of how cats behave in bed. Here are seven answers that we think are the cat’s pajamas.

  PHOTOSHOPBATTLES “It’s the Great Trumpkin, Charlie Brown! submitted by davepollotart

Of all the Halloween posts on Reddit last week, this Photoshop Battle—featuring a picture of Donald Trump in pumpkin form—was one of our favorites. It may be November now, but these Trumpkin pics will make you laugh all year long.

  ASKREDDIT Shitty Watercolour Illustrates: What Were Your First Thoughts Upon Meeting Your Future Spouse? submitted by waterbagel

Redditor waterbagel asked users, “Married people of Reddit, what were your first thoughts upon seeing/meeting your future spouse?” Artist Shitty_Watercolour illustrated five of the answers, including one that begins, “HOLY SHIT SHE IS WALKING OVER TO TALK TO ME!”

  DBZ The Voices Behind ‘Dragon Ball Z’s Goku and Vegeta Give a Video AMA
 
submitted by CSabat_SSchemmel

The latest episode of our ongoing video series Ask Me Anything features Dragon Ball Z voice actors Sean Schemmel and Chris Sabat. You don’t have to be a DBZ fan to watch two guys with fans so dedicated, they ask the actors to autograph their babies’ butts.

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